This page contains a short explanation and Java simulation of the physics behind rainbows. It covers the reflection and refraction effects of light inside a water droplet as well as polarization. A discussion forum regarding this material is also provided.
This is part of the Virtual Physics Laboratory at the National Taiwan Normal University. The applet and HTML files are available for download to registered users.
%0 Electronic Source %A Hwang, Fu-Kwun %D January 28, 2004 %T NTNU Java: Physics of Rainbow %V 2018 %N 16 November 2018 %8 January 28, 2004 %9 application/java %U http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=44.0
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